6 January 2009

Heal me!

Sorry for the extra long silence. I've got devouring plague :( New year was a right-off and I'm still trying to shake it off. It's apparently immune to dispel mechanics.

And while we're on the subject of victims, Merlot became the latest in a long line of devout shadow priests to... turn healer. It won't be permanent but while we're struggling to field 10 players for a simple it raid it may be a necessity. And clearly, as you wouldn't want a healer to walk into a raid not having thrown a flash heal before, I've been running some five mans in my spec of choice.

I've gone deep discipline and, surprisingly, I'm finding it a bit of a hoot. I suppose my heals would hit harder holy, and I miss circle of healing even though I've never had it, but there's a lot in discipline to recommend it. Penance is a really fun spell while discipline's focus on intellect and crit instead of spirit means my dps gear is ideal (I just need to get rid of some hit).

Don't look at my spec — I built it in a rush and made a couple of mistakes (I wouldn't take improved renew, and wouldn't forget to pick up pain suppression). I don't even know how long it will last — I'm still determined to claw back my shadow status. But for now, I'm not as miserable as I thought I would be.

6 comments:

pugnaciouspriest said...

Come back soon...

Esdras said...

And here is me thinking of going Shadow or Holy for a while hahaha

Seri said...

You underestimate the power of the dark (light?) side. Hehe.

Hope you enjoy your time as Disc! :)

MD said...

hmm...welcome to the club...but, hopefully you wouldn't have to stay there too long :)

xxxiii said...

Yeah, the expansion came and most of our healers decided to level dps or tank toons first.

We're over it now, but it was pretty damn tempting for a while there.

feardotwin said...

I've tossed around the idea of going Disc to help our guild out but thankfully we pulled in a Holy Priest for our Naxx team. *sigh of relief*

Disc does look fun though. I saw someone shooting Penance through Orgrimmar and had no idea what it was at first.